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Thread: Scrappy background fabric?

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    [IMG]http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q...rAlternate.png[/IMG]

    This is the quilt I'm going to make for my boyfriend. He's been "helping" me pick green fabrics under the guise of "I want to make something with green in it". I showed him the alternative set ups of the design and he thought the one with the black and white checkerboard background looked best.

    According to EQ5, I can make a whole block with 1/2 yard of fabric: 1/8 for the green and another 1/8 for the background. I've been buying quarter yards for the green so I can churn out two blocks for each green fabric.

    I'm kind of wondering...and bear with me if this doesn't come out right...if for the whites and blacks if I should get a different fabric for each block (like I'm doing with the greens) or use the same white and black fabric for every block.

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    I personally would go with the same black and white prints in each box. I'm afraid it would get to busy, maybe??? IMHO

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    I think keeping the black and white the same would really make the greens pop. He's going to love it.

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    I think I'd go for the same white/black for all. And would look for a tone on tone for each.

    Though that would depend on what greens you have chosen as to whether it'd look better with solids or the tone on tones. Also, dependent on your greens a cream/ivory may blend in nicer than the white, though a bright clean white would likely help your fabrics pop out more. Depends on the look you want too.

    YOu'll have enough going on with all your different greens, and that's what you want to be "seen" in the end, not the background. So go for consistency for your black/white.

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    wow, love the design

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    I think it will be awesome no matter what color you choose. I already love it. =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_V_Goddess
    [IMG]http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q...rAlternate.png[/IMG]

    This is the quilt I'm going to make for my boyfriend. He's been "helping" me pick green fabrics under the guise of "I want to make something with green in it". I showed him the alternative set ups of the design and he thought the one with the black and white checkerboard background looked best.

    According to EQ5, I can make a whole block with 1/2 yard of fabric: 1/8 for the green and another 1/8 for the background. I've been buying quarter yards for the green so I can churn out two blocks for each green fabric.

    I'm kind of wondering...and bear with me if this doesn't come out right...if for the whites and blacks if I should get a different fabric for each block (like I'm doing with the greens) or use the same white and black fabric for every block.
    I think if you used different blacks and whites it would look really cool, but I would use tone on tones. This is going to look awesome.

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    I think using same black and white will allow the varied greens to stand out

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    I would use all the same black and whites. The minute you put two different blacks next to each other, one will always look "washed out". The same with the whites, one always looks "not so white"
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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    I personally would go with the same black and white prints in each box. I'm afraid it would get to busy, maybe??? IMHO
    same here..

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    It's going to be awesome. He'll love it.

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    Eleanor Burns is having a two day sale....ALL GREEN FABRICS 35% off...some as low as 2.60 a yard...its on her Quilt in a day website

    http://www.eleanorburns.com/shoponli...t=Sort+Fabrics

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    love the design and colors. put the background prints you are thinking of using with the greens and take a photo, thats what I do. Sometimes it helps to focus on what your photo reveals, to help decide which fabrics to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_V_Goddess
    According to EQ5, I can make a whole block with 1/2 yard of fabric: 1/8 for the green and another 1/8 for the background. [/color]
    This would be 1/4 yard of fabric, not 1/2.

    Look how much moola you just saved. ;-)

    ooc, how are you going to cut the fabric? Do you have templates?
    I wonder what John Flynn uses to cut his kits, or if any of the Accu machines have WW die.

    I'd love to make one, but have no patience to cut out all that fabric.

    What about pure solid black and white as the background? Like Kona cotton? Does that show off the greens to better effect? You should be able to see it in EQ.

    If not, and you still want use tonals for the black and white backgrounds, I wouldn't make them too noticeably different. They should be tone-on-tones with maybe a variety of textures.
    But anything else and I think it gets too busy, and takes away from the green designs.

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    I think it would look good either way.

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    Ah, the Accu's do have a Winding Way die:
    http://www.accuquilt.com/go-winding-ways.html

    Wow. Now I need to find someone that has the die and pay them to cut the fabric for me. How easy is that!

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    The two background colors work well with this. I have used a variety of black tone on tone for background and it really turned out well. I would do the same for the white or rather an off white. Although I might consider using only black tone on tone for background.

    This picture doesnt really do justice to the backgrounds but they were all black tone on tone.
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    That quilt is going to be beautiful. I agree with most of the other posters, using the same black and white would make the greens pop and I would use tone on tone. He is going to love it.
    Sue

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    That quilt is going to be beautiful. I agree with most of the other posters, using the same black and white would make the greens pop and I would use tone on tone. He is going to love it.
    Sue

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    Sorry for the double post. Guess I had an itchy trigger finger.
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    If you used the same background fabrics for all the blocks, I think it might keep the cost of fabric down - and there would be less wasted/unused fabric.

    Also, then the only thing you would need to concentrate on would be the placements of the various green fabrics.

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    I would use the same black and white for the background and just use the variety in the greens. I really like the pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    The two background colors work well with this. I have used a variety of black tone on tone for background and it really turned out well. I would do the same for the white or rather an off white. Although I might consider using only black tone on tone for background.

    This picture doesnt really do justice to the backgrounds but they were all black tone on tone.
    The difference between yours and the OP is that you are basically using two fabrics (yes an assortment of blacks).

    She is using a large assortment of greens plus the blacks and whites.

    Consistency in the black/white fabric, one of each, whatever is chosen, is going to make a more stunning and dynamic quilt, and will help keep the background in the back, and the greens allowed to shine forth and show their stuff!! :)

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    I'd use the same blacks and whites. Maybe a tone on tone for them?

    It'll be absolutely beautiful.

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    love your design! it would look good either way IMHO. don't you just love EQ?!

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